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Courtney Allison 2015 Marching Arts Education

Welcome to ColorGuardEDU, the first online education platform created by color guard artists, for color guard artists. Created by Courtney Allison, ColorGuardEDU features webinars, technique models, and teaching tools from top pageantry experts in the activity. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed when new content is available on this site. Find out how you can share your expertise on this site!

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Latest Content

Exclusive Shavon Garcia Interview

Free Access to this video!  Courtney sits down with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead/ Imbue Director, Shavon Garcia to discuss how she creates performance consistency within her programs, as well as her thoughts on how to bring this approach to every day rehearsals.

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Byron Valentine - Take Your Planning to the Next Level

Byron Valentine joins Courtney Allison from ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise in design and instruction.  Byron will present “I Want to Paint a Picture, but Where Do I Buy the Paint?”  Helpful Hints for Designing in the Complex World of Winterguard.  Topics include Planning in Advance, Deciding on The Intent, Mood and Feeling, Shapes and Textures, and Entertainment / Making your Show Accessible to the Audience.

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Jennifer Hinshaw - Give Your Students the Love of Dance

WATCH NOW! Jennifer Hinshaw talks about how to give your students a love of dance.  Train new students without leaving advanced behind!  We discuss the important of variety in dance class, engaging students while they learn new skills.  Jennifer has been involved in the color guard activity since 1995 and is on the staff at Avon HS and Lexis Winter Guard.

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Joey Powell - Building and Managing a Staff

WATCH NOW!  Joey Powell is the director of color guard at James Bowie HS and is Guard Caption Supervisor / Choreographer for Carolina Crown.  Topics include: How to decide who to hire, How to know what your program needs, Defining the rolls of each staff member, and Social Media issues with your staff.

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WATCH NOW!  John Leonard is the director of the Marcus Color Guard program and has been a teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years.  John joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on How To Create The “Big Picture.”

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Create a Team Within your Color Guard

WATCH NOW FOR FREE!  Courtney Allison of ColorGuard EDU tells you how to create a team within your color guard!  Get concrete advice on how to build a culture of hard working, performance hungry students within your color guard program!

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Stephanie Chavez - Recruiting and Retention

WATCH NOW! Stephanie Chavez is the director of the WGI Champion Color Guard at Klein Oak HS.  Stephanie joins Courtney Allison to share her expertise on recruiting students and retention in your program.

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Rick Subel - Creating a Production Timeline

WATCH NOW! Rick Subel is one of the top experts in color guard, show design, and production scheduling.  He joins Courtney Allison to discuss and explain how to create a production timeline for your show.  Many programs do know understand this basic and essential planning tool!

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Questions and Answers 1

There is no charge for this content! Courtney Allison talks about her history in the activity and why she created ColorGuardEDU.  She also answers questions about teaching dance, admitting when you’re wrong, showing you care, sharing the creative process, general effect in young groups, and developing a leadership team.

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Description of Course or Image - Marching Arts Eductaion

Marlieta Matthews talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about Getting your Students “Rock Star Ready” for the end of the season.  This includes how to talk to your students to boost their confidence, strategies for the last 2 weeks of the season, and how to develop less confident performers into “rock stars.”

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Tim Newburn - Creating a Color Guard Life

Tim Newburn talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about “Creating a Color Guard Life.”

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Breathing Techniques for Band by Matt Harloff

Andria Foerch talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about “The Positive Influence,” discussing how Positive Teaching can make you a better educator and create better outcomes and performances.  Topics include “Communication Methods,” “Have  A Growth Plan,” “Capitalize on Teachable Moments,” and “Be Honest and Inspiring.”

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The Power of Positive Teaching
Courtney and Andria Foerch sit down to talk about the impact of positive teaching on our color guard students. Several different ideas and strategy’s can be used to create a more peaceful approach to our students, especially when giving feedback. Listen as they go through some ideas that can help you with your team.
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